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Lai Mohammed "My only sin was speaking too much before the elections"

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this at the Town Hall meeting tagged "Buharimeter."

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Lai Mohammed- Minister of Information and Culture


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that he regrets speaking too much during the campaign periods for the 2015 General Elections.

The minister stated this in Abuja on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Town Hall Meeting tagged "Buharimeter."

Speaking on the achievements of the government, the minister said the APC-led government is on track in delivering its campaign promises to Nigerians.

His words: “We campaigned on three broad areas, corruption, revamp the economy and security. Have we met our targets? If you ask me, I will say we are on track.

"On insecurity, the most daunting security challenge we faced when we came in was the Boko Haram challenge. Today it had receded and it is not by accident. In the words of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, the military is only carrying out mop-up operations in the North East.

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"You all know that it was corruption that prolonged the war against Boko Haram. It was corruption that gave Nigerians darkness instead of light, despite sinking millions of dollars into the sector. The money recovered so far is a tip of the iceberg.

"Over 28,000 ghost workers have been discovered  and today, funds that would have found their way into private pockets are now accruing to government courtesy of the TSA. My only sin was speaking too much before the election and now, I have to pay the price,"  he said.

He stated that the conditional cash transfer or N5,000 to vulnerable Nigerians, the free meal, vocational training and the employment programmes for graduates would soon commence.

The minister maintained that the government neither lacks the political will or discipline to fulfill its electoral promises.

Other Ministers who presented the score card of their ministries include Amina Mohammed (Environment), Babatunde Fashola (Power, Works and Housing), Udo Udo Udoma (Budget and National Planning) and Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture).

The event which was organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) aimed at tracking the promises and polices of President Muhahammadu Buhari one year after inauguration.

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